Protesters hold posters of the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 5, 2018 (Ozan Kose/Agence France-Presse/Getty)
In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I join talkRADIO’s Paul Ross for a journey from Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the Trump White House to the UK and Ireland.
We begin with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, “disappeared” and possibly murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, and ask if Riyadh will pay political or economic price.
The upshot from Donald Trump’s comments is that, despite a lot of pressure in Congress, the US is not going to extract a price from Saudi Arabia.
But I think what happens with Turkey and with other countries in the region is arguably more important than Washington’s reaction.
From the serious to the surreal, we look at a performance by Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West in the White House, upstaging Donald Trump: “What happens when an irresistible narcissist meets an immovable narcissist?”
And we wrap up with a glance at the latest stumbling toward a Brexit No Deal, with no apparent resolution of the issue of a border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.